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March 19, 2017
CDO Conclave 2017 Explored the Various Aspects of Digital Transformation
The second edition of the CDO Conclave commenced yesterday at Dusit Thani in Dubai, UAE. The two-day event, which is organised by UMS Conferences, has Oracle as its Lead Sponsor. Microsoft and Mindtree are the Digital Transformation Partners of the event, while Bahwan CyberTek is the Augmented Intelligence P...
March 16, 2017
Digital Excellence Awards: Sponsored by Oracle Honoured the Tech Pioneers and Visionaries in the Middle East
The second edition of the CDO Conclave, organised by UMS Conferences, commenced yesterday at Dusit Thani in Dubai, UAE. In keeping with the theme of celebrating digital disruption and building on the success of the previous edition, day one of the two-day event hosted the Digital Excellence Awards: Sponsored...
March 9, 2017
Speaker Interview – Kripal Attawar (Kapi) Executive Vice President, Bahwan CyberTek
Kripal Attawar (Kapi) Executive Vice President, Bahwan CyberTek   In your opinion, what are the key drivers of digital transformation? The answer to this question is complex and highly dependent on the industry and the pace of digital change in that industry. So the first aspect to consider is the impac...
March 6, 2017
SAP Joins the CDO Conclave 2017 as Networking Sponsor
SAP will participate in the second edition of the CDO Conclave, which is scheduled for 15 to 16 March, 2017 in Dubai, UAE, as a Networking Sponsor. The event, which is organised by UMS Conferences, will focus on the importance of digital transformation and how the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) can help an orga...
February 26, 2017
Industry leaders Microsoft, Oracle, SAP join the CDO Conclave as Sponsors
The second edition of CDO Conclave has attracted support from leading brands including Microsoft, Oracle, PwC and SAP. The event, scheduled for 15 to 16 March, 2017 in Dubai, UAE, will bring together leading digital experts in the Middle East to share vital insights for digital transformation. The first of i...
January 30, 2017
10 Amazing Statistics about Digital Transformation
1. Although 90 per cent of CEOs believe the digital economy will have a significant impact on their industry, only 25 per cent have plans in place and less than 15 per cent are funding and executing the plan. A mere 10 per cent of companies describe themselves as fully digital. 2. 27 per cent of senior execu...
December 13, 2016
10 digital strategy tips
1. Know why you’re going digital Sometimes the need for digital strategy is clear. But even when it seems obvious, it is worth spending time to understand what the drivers are for any digital project. “It’s crucial to have a clear purpose or objective before embarking on any digital initiative,” says...
December 8, 2016
General Electric talks digitisation
Multinational US-based conglomerate, General Electric (GE), is establishing a strong foothold in the Middle East. During the last year, the company has secured a number of key partnership contracts in the power sectors of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Egypt. Bhanu Shekhar, chief digital officer, GE Power ...
November 27, 2016
Digital payments to generate $2t by 2020
Half of EMEA banks to hire a chief digital officer in next four years. Fintech solutions are transitioning from startup offices to the mainstream, and experts predict revenue of $2 trillion in digital payments globally by 2020. Companies such as PayPal, the now ubiquitous online payment portal, are becoming ...